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Just out of curiosity, which communities (i.e. tag(s)) on SO award the most points for questions? How about for answers? Anecdotally I've found that some communities are more willing to award points than others. So I was just curious about which community is the most generous and which is the least generous.

As I said...purely out of curiosity.

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[perl] is a goldmine – random Apr 21 '11 at 20:30
@random - I have been wondering for a long time why that is. – justkt Apr 21 '11 at 20:32
I judiciously upvote in [perl]. If it's right, it gets an upvote. Besides, there's usually more than one way to correctly answer a Perl question, so that might factor into it. – CanSpice Apr 21 '11 at 21:11
up vote 6 down vote accepted

There are a few Stack Exchange data explorer queries that give insight on this:

And of course, you can bend the data explorer to your will to figure out what fits your chosen criteria best!

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So finally we've come to admit it's been all about profit! :) – user136634 Apr 21 '11 at 21:10
Apparently the Internet Explorer developers aren't happy people. =) – SFun28 Apr 21 '11 at 22:38
The Most Lucrative Tags query always shows a timeout for me. – SFun28 Apr 21 '11 at 23:12

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